One of the oldest railroads in the country still bearing its original name, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) carries about 300,000 riders each weekday. It transfers riders from one train to another at the railroad's Queens depot, taking westbound trains to Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station or Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue terminal. The LIRR has about 700 miles of track, and its Montauk line spans the 118-mile length of Long Island. The Greenport line, on the North Fork of the island, is nearly as long. The railroad has more than 120 stations. It was founded in 1834, acquired in 1900 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and taken over by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in 1966.